Founded in 1920 by William Peter Dehen, this Portland-based company started by creating high quality varsity and collegiate sweaters for student athletes and then expanded into supplying local motorcycle clubs with custom riding sweaters. Nearing a century-long tradition of heavy-duty, quality manufacturing, it is likely that your father’s varsity jacket or grandfather’s letterman sweater was made by Dehen. Now, the company is creating variations on heritage styles without compromising the build to yield new classics meant to endure as antique pieces for future generations. Using vintage knitting machines that take a specific kind of worsted wool, their quality knits are unmistakable in structure and character. Dehen’s quality imperative is also found in their Varsity Jackets, which are produced to the same standard as the originals: one at a time, with modified fits informed by both past and present influences. Dehen 1920 creates real, luxury, heritage garments that are, and always will be, undeniably special.